Stretch marks are unique scars created by tears in the lower layers of the skin.
They may appear as red, purple, or pink streaks on the abdomen, under the breasts, buttocks or upper arms; but they will fade to white over time.
This is typical to see during the latter half of a pregnancy or otherwise during a time of significant weight gain when the elasticity of the skin is pushed beyond its limit.
The Facts about Stretch Marks:
Tanning beds won’t help.
Whether you tan naturally, or use a tanning bed for the effect, the effects of UV rays will do more harm than good in the long run. Though at first it may seem to hide the stretch marks, the dehydration of the skin, as well as the natural differences in your normal skin with the scar tissue will actually highlight your stretch marks. Plus it will expose your skin to even more damage from harmful rays. A little sun is okay, but it is not the solution for stretch marks.
The Best Time To Treat Stretch Marks Is Before They Happen.
Stretch marks happen because the skin is pushed past its natural elasticity. Just as an athlete prepares his body by doing stretches daily to prepare his muscles, we can prepare the skin for the stresses of stretched skin when we know what to expect. Well moisturized skin, prepared with the proper nutrients, and focused massage can help a great deal. Avoiding every mark may not be possible, but the extent of the marks can certainly be reduced.
Men Get Stretch Marks Too.
That’s right boys. You’re not immune to stretch marks. Actually, men are quite prone to stretch marks on the stomach since they tend to put on weight all in the same areas instead of spreading it out as much. The good news is, there is no need to look for a special mens formula for stretch marks. If it works on the girls, it will work on the guys too.
Treating Stretch Marks
For those looking to reduce the visibility of their stretch marks, try Rostoplasc’s 100% Organic Cream for Stretch Marks. Once it arrives, it will come with instructions for a massage technique that will help to visibly reduce your stretch marks in a few weeks. If your metabolism tends to be a little bit slower than normal, it may take extra time, but you should be able to up the number of applications per day without worry in order to speed up the process.